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Hello,

I am currently working with full time H1B, I am planning to go back to school,
and I am wondering whether I could change from full time H1B to part time
H1B and go to school full time. Do I need another student visa for me to back
school?
I understand that I cannot work as Research assistant or Teaching assistant
at school, but can I get scholarship and grant from school?
I would really appreciated your help.
Thank you very much.

Answer
Hi,

An amended H1B petition can be filed to convert from full-time to part-time employment. You will continue to maintain H1B status even if you hold only one part-time job.

You can attend school part-time, but not full-time, when on H1B status.

Since you will be on H1B status, you cannot work on-campus part-time, or receive OPT, etc. since these privileges require F1 status.

Please see the DSO (also known as International Student Advisor) at your school about scholarships and grants.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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